Senate Holds Hearing on Early Medical Responses for COVID-19

In her latest Op-Ed, featured originally in RedState, state government relations manager Christina Herrin draws attention to covid-19 treatments other than a vaccine that could be immediately beneficial to the public. This is especially relevant because the U.S. Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs has recently held a hearing on early medical responses to the coronavirus pandemic.



As U.S. COVID-19 cases climb to nearly 10 million, the U.S. Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs held a hearing on early medical responses to COVID-19. The hearing was held on December 8, 2020 and is the second of its kind.

As this is a particularly important issue to the American public, it was extremely disappointing that only two senators took time out of their schedules to attend. Those who attended included Sen. Ron Johnsons (R-WI) and Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY).

As the media and scientific community is searching for a vaccine as a silver bullet, there are other treatments that could be immediately beneficial to the public. Yet we hear little about these options and when frontline doctors do speak out in favor of these treatments, they are ridiculed and their integrity is questioned by the media.

Dr. Jane Orient director of the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons was an early proponent of looking to alternative treatments for COVID-19, including hydroxychloroquine.

Dr. Orient provides ample evidence that hydroxychloroquine has shown safety in the marketplace for more than 65 years, as well as 192 studies complied showing hydroxychloroquine to provide some benefit to patients with coronavirus when used early.

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